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Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Services

The following are the clinical and support services provided by the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Clinical Services

Medical management

  • New onset seizure evaluations
  • Antiepileptic drug therapy
  • Medically refractory epilepsy management
  • Consultations for inpatients

Neurophysiology of epilepsy

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Epilepsy monitoring (EEG-video)
  • Characterization studies
  • Intracranial electrode recordings
  • Ambulatory EEG monitoring
  • Intra- and extraoperative brain mapping
  • Wada testing

Epilepsy surgery

  • Temporal lobectomy, lesionectomy, extratemporal resections
  • Hemispherectomy and multilobar resection
  • Callosotomy
  • Awake craniotomy for functional localization
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Image-guided surgical navigation

Neuroimaging of epilepsy

  • MRI, CT, PET, SPECT

Vagus nerve stimulations

Neuropsychological evaluations

Subspecialty medical evaluations

  • Genetic epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and pregnancy
  • Epilepsy and the elderly
  • Epilepsy co-existing with other medical conditions
  • Epilepsy and sleep disorders

Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory*

  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Neurophysiologic evaluation for epilepsy surgery - including sphenoidal, depth and subdural electrode recordings
  • Functional cortical mapping, electrocorticography, and intracarotid amobarbital testing for language and memory (Wada Test)
  • Routine EEGs
  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Evoked potentials - somatosensory (SEP), visual (VEP), and brainstem auditory (BAEP) studies
  • Intraoperative EEG and evoked potentials monitoring

*For questions about lab services, please call:

  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (832) 355-4029
  • Ben Taub Hospital (713) 873-2490
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (713) 794-8835
  • Texas Children's Hospital (832) 826-2160

Support Services

  • Pre-certification for medical testing and consultations including:
  • Routine studies ordered by the center physicians
  • Special studies performed at affiliated hospitals
  • Hospitalizations when needed
  • Referral to social and advocacy services
  • Coordination of appointments, medical testing, hospitalizations, and addressing third-party payer concerns